ACHP Statement on Administration Request to Delay Hearing for ACA Subsidies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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ACHP Statement on Administration Request to Delay Hearing for ACA Subsidies

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2017) – ACHP President and CEO, Ceci Connolly, made the below statement following the request from the Trump administration to delay a lawsuit over Affordable Care Act insurance subsidies.

“We are encouraged by the administration’s request to postpone court action on the cost sharing reductions and hope that it indicates a desire to keep health care affordable for working families,” said Ceci Connolly, President and CEO of ACHP.  “While this debate is going on in Washington, millions of people across the country are living month to month wondering if they will have access to coverage this year or next. We urge Congress and the administration to commit to fully fund these vitally important subsidies or brace for millions of newly-uninsured seeking care at local emergency departments.”

 About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 18 million Americans across 27 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reform, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. To learn more, go to www.achp.org and follow ACHP on Twitter @_ACHP.